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Bob Sauve
Bob Sauve
Goaltender
(SOH vay)
Number: 31
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 175
Catches:
Born: Jun 17, 1955
Birthplace: Ste-genevieve, QC, Canada
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by Buffalo for future considerations on December 2, 1981.
Drafted: BUF / 1975 NHL Amateur Draft
Round: 1st (17th overall)
In the 1975 Amateur Draft the Buffalo Sabres took three goalies; only two would make it to the NHL. Don Edwards was taken 89th overall, while Bob Sauve was drafted in the first round, 17th overall. The two were brought up at the same time through the Sabres' system and at times competed for the top position in Buffalo. Who knew they would share a Vezina trophy in 1980?

Sauve played with the QMJHL's Laval Titan for three seasons before being drafted by the Sabres in '75. He was called up to the NHL for four games during the 1976-77 season but spent the majority of the year with the AHL's Rhode Island Reds. While Sauve was with the Reds, Edwards played with the Sabres minor team, the Hershey Bears, also in the AHL. It was Edwards who got the call to Buffalo and played so well that he stayed with the team.

The next season saw Sauve split time with the Bears and the Sabres as Edwards' backup. Then, at the start of the 1978-79 season, Sauve went into training camp determined to make the Sabres team for good. Unfortunately, he suffered a broken finger and began the season in Hershey. After Edwards suffered a sprained ankle Sauve was called up to Buffalo, this time to stay.

The duo of Sauve and Edwards had an immediate impact on the Sabres. Sauve led the league in goals against average for the 1979-80 season and shared the Vezina Trophy for best goaltender with Edwards in the same season.

In 1980-81, Sauve saw his younger brother, Jean-Francois, join the Sabres as a high- scoring centre from the QMJHL. The family reunion took a short respite when the next season Bob was traded to the Detroit Red Wings. He rejoined the Sabres in the off-season, signing as a free agent as Don Edwards was traded to the Calgary Flames. Sauve was joined by Tom Barrasso in the 1983-84 season and went on to share the William M. Jennings Trophy for fewest goals allowed in 1984-85.

Sauve was dealt to the Blackhawks for the 1985-86 season and stayed for two seasons before signing with the Devils in 1987. After two season in New Jersey, Sauve retired from the NHL and go on to watch his son Phillipe (also a goalie) play for team USA in the World Junior Championship in 2000.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
R. Sheahan 81 14 11 -8 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80